High Protein Foods

High Protein Foods

What are High Protein Foods? High Protein Foods can be found in any local grocery store.

Protein Absorption.

When looking to get an adequate amount of protein for your current weight and fitness goals we need to keep in mind how much protein our body can absorb in one sitting. One sitting is about every 1 1/2- 2 hours . The body can absorb about 30 grams of protein per sitting. High Protein Foods that are over the 30 gram mark will end up being past as waste. It is important to keep this in mind when we look at food labels and do not get carried away with seeing a big protein number on the nutritional facts  thinking we got all of our recommended protein in one certain food item for the day.

 

High Protein Foods.

High Protein Foods that are lean proteins consist of the following items.

  • Chicken Breast (no skin).
  • Crab.
  • Egg Whites.
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Red Snapper
  • Tilapia
  • Turkey Breast
  • Cottage Cheese (non-fat/low-fat)
  • Yogurt (non-fat/low-fat)
  • Flounder

Keep it simple when looking for High Protein Foods. There are always going to be fads, a new super food, the new diet, the new secret to weight loss. Do not get wrapped up in these fads. All the foods listed above are very basic,easy to find,fairly priced and found in almost every grocery store.

 

High Protein Foods and Water Intake.

When you increase your amount of protein you will need to also increase your water intake. Protein requires approximately seven times the water for metabolism then carbohydrates.

Chronic Consumption of High Protein Foods.

Chronic consumption of high protein foods and a diet high in protein is generally associated with a higher intake of saturated fat and low fiber intake, both of which are risk factors for heart disease and some types of cancer. Also, the kidneys are required to work harder to eliminate the increased urea produced.

Chronic intake of High Protein Foods can lead to the following.

  • Calcium depletion.
  • Fluid imbalances.
  • Slower metabolism.
  • Weight rebound.
  • Energy loss.

 

Plus Side of High Protein Foods.

Protein primarily builds and repairs body tissue and structures. It also helps to synthesize hormones,enzymes and other peptides, and can also be used for energy in diets lacking calories or carbohydrates.

So grab your high protein food and cheers to you.

 

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